Banking Yearbook 2004

  • Editorial

  • Interview

    Keith Clark: getting the best out of change Keith Clark, international general counsel of Morgan Stanley, tells Rob Mannix how his firm is facing the regulatory challenge set by Europe

  • Europe

    Investment services move closer to a single market Jonathan Herbst and Mathew Rutter of Norton Rose review the changes in store for the European financial markets once the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive is implemented

  • Europe

    How the Prospectus Directive will affect issuers Mark Kalderon and Alexandra Hope of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer assess the impact of the Prospectus Directive on issuers who want to sell or list securities in the EU

  • Europe

    Directive boosts certainty for EU's troubled banks Christian Pilkington explains how Europe's Credit Institutions Directive will simplify insolvency proceedings in the banking industry

  • Europe

    Banks welcome changes to collateral law The scope of UK implementing regulations for the Collateral Directive is wider than expected, much to the delight of banks. Benedict James and Will Nevin of Linklaters report on the main provisions

  • Europe

    What EU rules mean for financial conglomerates Jan Meyers and David Ballegeer of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton examine the impact of the EU's Conglomerates Directive on capital adequacy requirements for bank and insurance groups

  • International

    Basel II: a worldwide challenge for banking Jörg Hashagen, head of KPMG's Basel initiative at KPMG Germany, summarizes the effects of the Basel II Capital Accord on global banking

  • Cayman Islands

    By James Bagnall and Matthew Swan of Ogier & Boxalls

  • China

    Chinese regulator revamps banking regime The past year has seen big changes in the Chinese banking market. David Liu of Pu Dong Law Office assesses the effects for domestic and foreign banks

  • Iceland

    Icelandic finance market matures Sophie Romaniello of LOGOS legal services provides some insight into the history and structure of banking in Iceland

  • Indonesia

    How Indonesia plans to protect depositors The Indonesian government will set up agencies to protect a bank's customers should the bank fail. Lucyana Dela Rosa of Mochtar Karuwin Komar outlines how the new agencies will work

  • New Zealand

    By Prue Flacks, Alan A'Court and Guy Lethbridge of Russell McVeagh

  • Russia

    Overcoming roadblocks to reform The Russian government's draft strategy aims to facilitate consolidation while repairing shaken public confidence and enhancing creditors' rights. Mira Davidovski of Salans explains

  • South Korea

    By Min Han, Min Ho Lee and Pil Kook Lee of Kim & Chang

  • Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka: a year in review By Velupillai Murugesu and Kandiah Neelakandan of Murugesu & Neelakandan

  • Thailand

    Thailand releases financial sector masterplan Albert T Chandler of Chandler and Thong-ek assesses how Thai regulators plan to guide the finance sector over the next few years

  • United Kingdom

    By Bob Penn of Allen & Overy

  • United Kingdom

    How EC competition changes affect UK financial services Alastair Gorrie and Tim Miller of Coudert Brothers review recent UK competition law developments, with a particular focus on the financial services sector

  • United States

    By John L Douglas of Alston & Bird

  • Vietnam

    By Truong Nhat Quang, Nguyen Thi Dang, Duong Thu Ha and Vu Dzung of YKVN